Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

It was a very cold and rainy day today and the kids and I were bored. Since I can only handle so much Zingo and Candyland, I suggested we make muffins. Both kids wanted blueberry muffins and I thought...

Baked Shredded Beef Taquitos

Baked Shredded Beef Taquitos

We had friends coming for dinner and I wanted to make something tasty and casual. I loved the Shredded Pork Taquitos so much that I thought I would try them with shredded beef. I rolled them a bit smaller...

Pizza Bread

Pizza Bread

We have been so busy lately with school, swimming lessons for both kids, and my daughter’s micro soccer league two nights a week. I have been looking for quick and easy recipes for lunches and dinners. I found a...

Roasted Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes

Roasted Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes

My very favorite food would have to be potatoes – can you tell I am originally from Idaho (the potato state)? I found these baby Dutch yellow potatoes in the store and it was love at first sight. They...

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

I was inspired by Katherine at Smoky Mountain Café to make a Mexican lasagna and also by my six year old daughter who made her Uncle Brooks a fantastic burrito while we were on vacation. My daughter has been...

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Toasted Walnuts

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Toasted Walnuts

We had yet another rainy spring day here in Oregon so my kids and I decided to bake a loaf of banana bread with chocolate chips and toasted walnuts. The kids and I had a fun time baking together...

Strawberry Yogurt Parfait

Strawberry Yogurt Parfait

Sometimes I can be a really cool mom. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and it was nearly 75 degrees, so the kids and I headed out for a long walk to the park. We enjoyed...

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Manhattan Clam Chowder

I was in the mood for clam chowder but didn’t want a heavy cream based soup. I decided to give Manhattan clam chowder a try. I adapted a tasty recipe in my newest library find, “Food Networks Kitchen Cookbook”...

Chocolate Tart with Mint Krispy Topping

Chocolate Tart with Mint Krispy Topping

I wanted to make a very special dessert for my husband’s birthday meal. I found a recipe for a chocolate tart in the Tyler Florence cookbook “Eat this Book”. My husband loves rich chocolate so I knew this would...

Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls

Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls

To celebrate my husbands birthday he requested this Asian Noodle Salad. I wanted to find other recipes that would compliment the salad so I decided to try making baked egg rolls. The egg rolls were extremely easy to make...